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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through July 2019.

Imports: Cameras, flashes

Cameras, flashes, the No. 555 import by value totaled $31.59 million for the month of July, $209.8 million through July of 2019, and $446.11 million for all of 2018, the latest annual data available, according to U.S. Census Bureau data analyzed by WorldCity. Need more details? Read more

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Top Sources

RankCountryYTD
1China$116.59 M
2Philippines$26.49 M
3Sweden$9.16 M
4Canada$7.19 M
5Thailand$7.18 M
6Japan$6.06 M
7United Kingdom$5.43 M
8Italy$4.9 M
9Germany$4.6 M
10Taiwan$3.17 M
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U.S. imports of Cameras, flashes decreased 1.87 percent through July to $209.8 million

U.S. imports of Cameras, flashes decreased 1.87 percent from $213.8 million to $209.8 million through the first seven months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 555 through July among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 551 for the last full year with a total value of $446.11 million, a $18.3 million, 4.28 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through July of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Philippines, No. 3 Sweden, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Thailand. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 4 Port of Long Beach and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Philippines, No. 3 Thailand, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Austria. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 4 Port of Long Beach and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

January – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $116,591,234
2Philippines $26,491,726
3Sweden $9,162,878
4Canada $7,189,311
5Thailand $7,179,100
6Japan $6,061,328
7United Kingdom $5,434,005
8Italy $4,895,993
9Germany $4,596,251
10Taiwan $3,174,501

January – July 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $41,643,730
2New York City $29,484,480
3Chicago $21,371,855
4Cleveland $8,069,019
5New Orleans $4,576,058
6San Francisco $3,574,832
7Atlanta/Savannah $2,523,158
8Detroit $2,482,528
9Great Falls, Mont. $1,843,484
10Miami $1,804,219

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first seven months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark rose 79.67 percent compared to last year to $51.75 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 35.17 percent compared to last year to $39.13 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport fell 8.41 percent compared to last year to $26.06 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 92.94 percent compared to last year to $21.59 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 14.01 percent compared to last year to $12.69 million.

There are several hundred airports, seaports and border crossings that handle international trade; they are, in turn, part of the roughly four dozen U.S. Customs districts.

Highlights for the top five foreign markets:

  • U.S. imports from No. 1 China increased $22.03 million, 23.29 percent, (55.57 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Philippines decreased $15.39 million, 36.74 percent, (12.63 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Sweden increased $4.54 million, 98.33 percent, (4.37 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Canada decreased $1.41 million, 16.43 percent, (3.43 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Thailand decreased $7.24 million, 50.21 percent, (3.42 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 79.42 percent of all these Cameras, flashes imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $166.61 million of the $209.8 million total.

All totaled, 72.08 percent of all these Cameras, flashes imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $151.22 million of the $209.8 million total